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  1. Oppositional Discourses and Democracies

    Edited by Michael Huspek

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    When citizens take to the streets or pack assembly halls or share their ideas through the minority press, they often give voice to truths and logic that have otherwise been given little or no airing through the available institutional channels offered by democratic states. Such discourses offer new...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Weak Constitutionalism

    Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power

    By Joel Colón-Ríos

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    It has been frequently argued that democracy is protected and realized under constitutions that protect certain rights and establish the conditions for a functioning representative democracy. However, some democrats still find something profoundly unsettling about contemporary constitutional...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Reconstructing Social Justice

    By Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Societal Complexity

    System Effects and the Problem of Prediction

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman

    The complexity of the modern world makes it difficult to predict the effects of political actions. In his 1992 book, System Effects, Robert Jervis underscored this difficulty by pointing to various sources of complexity when people interact. For example, they may misperceive each other’s...

    Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Dao of World Politics

    Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

    By L. H. M. Ling

    Series: New International Relations

    This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Democratic Deliberation in the Modern World

    Edited by Paul Gunn

    Would ordinary citizens benefit if public decisions were increasingly based on an inclusive and fair exchange of reasons rather than mere voting or choices in the market? Debates amongst deliberative democrats often proceed as though this process of public reasoning is precisely what the democratic...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  9. After Cosmopolitanism

    Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Patrick Hanafin, Bolette B. Blaagaard

    At a time when social and political reality seems to move away from the practice of cosmopolitanism, whilst being in serious need of a new international framework to regulate global interaction, what are the new definitions and practices of cosmopolitanism? Including contributions from leading...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Post-Colonial State in the Era of Capitalist Globalization

    Historical, Political and Theoretical Approaches to State Formation

    By Tariq Amin-Khan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    State formation in post-colonial societies differed greatly from the formation of the Western capitalist state. The latter has been extensively studied, while a coherent grasp of the post-colonial state has remained elusive. Amin-Khan provides a critical historical and contemporary understanding of...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge